Florida: The Sunshine AND RV State


Every state has their claims to fame, a reason that makes them unique.  Oftentimes, that claim to fame can be found in the state’s nickname.  Which state is the Great Lakes state?  Why Michigan of course!  No one would confuse the aloha state for anything other than Hawaii, nor Mount Rushmore state for anything other than South Dakota.  The sunshine state, well that’s a little bit more ambiguous.  Lots of states have plenty of sunshine.  California, Hawaii and Arizona come to mind right off the bat.  However, Florida is the one that bears that name.  There’s no doubt as to why, there’s a lot of sunshine!  But Florida has several reasons apart from that that makes it the most RV friendly state in all of the country.

That’s not just the opinion of this writer.  Florida was indeed selected as the most RV friendly state to visit.  This was determined by a survey conducted by the Good Sam Club, a club set up exclusively for RV owners.  In a statement in response to being awarded with that prize, President and CEO of the Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds Bobby Cornwell said, “Florida’s ideal weather and wide variety of wonderful natural and man-made attractions make it one of the nation’s top camping destinations.”  I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Florida is aware of its own stereotype that it attracts a lot of retirees.  That’s why those in the Florida RV industry have made it so friendly for travelers.  If you looked at a list of the best RV campgrounds in the country, you will find a large part of that list is occupied by Floridian campgrounds.  Most parks in Florida have been designed to accommodate RVs up to 76 feet long.  These campgrounds typically feature an abundance of gravel pads, water hookups, electric hookups and waste stations as well. 

But enough with the RV upkeep, what about the travel?  Well no one needs a survey to tell them that Florida is one of the premier vacation states in the country.  City dwellers have several metropolitan areas they can lose themselves in, including Miami and Orlando.  These cities provide some of the most lavish shopping, dining and entertainment options known.  Say you’re not a city person though; a lot of RV travelers aren’t.  There are plenty of attractions to take in still.  Launch over to Cape Canaveral and see the place Neil Armstrong started his legendary expedition from the moon from.  Depending on the day, you may be lucky to catch an actual launch.  There are several historical settlements in the St.

Augustine area that have been preserved, a good stop for any history buff.  And racing fans, don’t forget that there’s a little speedway in Florida that goes by the name of Daytona.

Or maybe you don’t really have any interest in the sites and just want to get your feet wet.  Florida is the place for that, with beaches abound as far as the eye I can and then some.  Florida is famed for its scuba diving, boating and kayaking.  Due to hurricanes, it’s best to stay cognizant of warnings, particularly in the months of August through October.

Are there other states you can drive your RV through?  Of course, and a lot of them are going to be hospitable as well.  But Florida didn’t earn its status as the most RV friendly state for no reason; it’s completely merited.  Check out these RVs or RV

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